Healthcare

George Steuart Health introduces revolutionary invention against dust mite allergies to Sri Lanka

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:38

George Steuart Health, the leading pharmaceutical solutions provider in Sri Lanka has yet again proved their aspiration to deliver the finest medic...


Vision Care expands with 5 new branch openings

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:37

With a core focus on expanding Vision Care’s range of optical services to a wider majority of areas covering all major districts in the count...


Prostate biopsies could be avoidable with MRIs: study

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:37

AFP: A quarter of men suspected of having prostate cancer could avoid invasive and potentially dangerous biopsies with the help of MRI scans, resea...


Free Breast Cancer and Gynaecological Cancer workshop at Lanka Hospitals

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:37

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Breast cancer is the top cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing count...


Little Hearts Project at Lady Ridgeway receives support from Dialog customers via Star Points

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:34

Standing from left: Derana Assistant General Manager – Post Production TV Tharanga Kumarasinghe, Derana Director Administration Viji...


Medical appointments at People’s Hospital via Doc990

/ Monday, 23 January 2017 00:33

From left: Digital Health Business Development Manager Rishi Ratnayake, Dialog Associate Sector Manager – Large and Medium Enterpris...


Studies find worrying over- and underuse of medicine worldwide

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Up to 70% of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics pres...


ApekshaIVF signs MoU with Manipal Assisted Reproductive Centre

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

From left: Dr. Praveena Vasudev Pai, Consultant fertility specialist (MARC) Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Dr. Muralidhar V. Pai, Head Department of O...


Nawaloka Skin Care and Cosmetic Centre introduces non-surgical 3D-lipo treatment for fat burning

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

  In a bid to address a growing health issue in the country, Nawaloka Hospital’s Skincare and Cosmetic Centre announced...


NDB sponsors Chronic Kidney Disease Mobile Screening Project

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

Corporate Sustainability Committee of NDB handing over the sponsorship cheque to Dr. Asanga Ranasinghe – National Coordinator and Coordinator...


Countries in South-East Asia Region combat polio vaccine shortage, committed to remain polio-free

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

By Dr. Poonam  Khetrapal Singh On the sixth anniversary of the last case of wild poliovirus in the South-East Asia Region, World Health Or...


Sampath Bank extends ‘Hope for a Life’ initiative to combat Chronic Kidney Disease

/ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:00

  Reiterating its status as a responsible banker of the nation, Sampath Bank recently made an invaluable contribution to the ...


A FASTer approach to stroke at Durdans

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

  Time and quality care is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke According to the latest WHO data published...


Krimiraja Ayuyrveda celebrates 68 years

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

Krimiraja is a household name in Sri Lanka. When it comes to Ayurveda and traditional medicine, that’s the first brand and probably ...


New drug approvals fall to six-year low in 2016

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

  22 novel drugs approved by FDA in 2016 vs 45 in 2015 Europe backs 81 new products vs 93, including generics Mo...


Golden Key Hospital’s revamped website facilitates doctor appointments

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

The website of the Golden Key Hospital has been revamped with improved functionality and a new look and feel, enabling visitors to make appointment...


Pannipitiya Private Hospital wins OHSAS 18001:2007 Quality Certification

/ Wednesday, 4 January 2017 00:00

The OHSAS 18001:2007 Quality Certification being presented to Pannipitiya Private Hospital Chairman and Managing Director Dr. (Engineer) Ananda Kur...


Lanka Hospitals pioneers platform for medical knowledge sharing

/ Friday, 30 December 2016 00:51

For the first time in the private healthcare industry in Sri Lanka, Lanka Hospitals hosted ‘Clinical Sessions 2016’ a forum created for...


KIU offers free acupuncture treatment for all

/ Friday, 30 December 2016 00:49

KIU University (located in Battaramulla) has since of late began offering Chinese acupuncture treatment for free for patients who so wish to avail ...


CDEM Laboratory: Protective and caring partner

/ Friday, 30 December 2016 00:47

CDEM’s clinical service is committed to a bench-to-bedside approach, taking service through from basic science discovery to clinical applicat...


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Steamrolling of Central Bank by Minister of Finance: An unsavoury development?

23 January 2017

An unsavoury rift between the Central Bank and Minister of Finance A growing rift between Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and the senior management of the Central Bank is surfacing now, worrying both financial markets and prospective fo...


Sustainability: How that translates to agriculture

23 January 2017

Once cultivated, traditional paddy that is grown organically will establish its own markets based on the consumer demand   For the longest time the word “sustainable agriculture” was a catch phrase only. I...


Yahapalanaya lapses – Is Mahinda the option for Muslims?

21 January 2017

Former Minister, Speaker and Premadasa/Rajapaksa loyalist and National List nominee Parliamentarian A.H.M. Azwer along with a few other Muslim Mahinda diehards claim that Yahapalanaya under President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W...


First Sinhala talkie ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ was released 70 years ago

21 January 2017

History was made 70 years ago when the film ‘Kadawunu Poronduwa’ (Broken Promise) premiered at the Kingsley Theatre in Colombo on 21 January 1947. The Chief Guest was D.S. Senanayake, Minister of Agriculture and Lands under the State C...


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